Anyone interested in slow travel by boat?
That's the opposite
of slow travel.
Slow travel is moving slowly, getting to a place and staying there, immersing yourself in the culture before moving on. As contrasted with a tourist that comes for a few days then leaves.
It's not the transportation part of slow travel that's slow, it's the living.
From the article:
Travelling as a goodwill ambassador for the Danish Red Cross, he has been sailing around the globe on container ships since October 2013, with the long-term goal of visiting every country in the world without getting on a plane. He's ticked off 122 so far, travelling through Europe, North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. Spending at least 24 hours in every country, the current leg of his ambitious itinerary is Africa, with the latest stop being Ethiopia. The remaining 81 countries on his list entail the rest of Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific Islands.
24 hours in each country?
The longest he's spent is in Greenland, two months. That would qualify as slow travel (if combined with other long stays). Instead it was a pause in his life on nonstop quick travel (despite the mode of transportation being slow).
It's a novel story that's mostly a gimmick (traveling free on container ships) that's somewhat interesting to read or hear about, but doesn't sound desirable at all... living on a boat 315 days a year (or whatever) to spend one to two day a year in 30 different countries?
No thanks. :)